October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: Fight Club author on Satanic Santas and necrophilia

“Anytime you start talking about dead babies, necrophilia and end up desecrating the body of that dead baby you tend to get into some really edgy territory.” There it is – insight into the mind of Chuck Palahniuk, writer of the “Fight Club” novel and collaborator on the film edition starring Ed Norton and Brad […]

Recent shootings strike fear

Police are investigating a shooting in Manassas, Va. that occurred Wednesday night and may be connected to the same gunman as a weeklong series of shootings in D.C. and city suburbs. CNN reported a man was shot while pumping gas at about 8:15 p.m. Police are looking for two white males in a white vehicle, […]

INTERVIEW: The guy who wrote Pulp Fiction?

Intercourse veiled in the dark shadow of winter’s eve. Crouched in the back room, a group of shady businessmen watch as a decidedly maniacal fireman and maintenance man find despicable reasons to “fix the pipes” in a busty young 20-something’s apartment. It’s just another adult film, but disconcerting all the same. Imagine all that could […]

SJT endorses controversial letter

More than 300 university presidents, including GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, recently endorsed a statement calling for “intimidation-free campuses” that would prevent future anti-Semetic attacks among college students. The statement, which stemmed from attacks against Jewish students on college campuses in recent months, caused at least one president to withdraw his support because of its […]

INTERVIEW: Cave In; hard living in soft rock

One limps by, barely balanced on his cane while another speaks softly of scorching fires and the logistics of flipping a van off the side of the road. It’s nothing to them really, just the average wounds from the road. Say what you will, the guys in Cave In are hardcore, even if their sound […]

SA notes

Student Association President Phil Robinson filed a suit in student court Wednesday after the SA overrode his veto on the Financial Reform Act of 2002, which placed stronger checks on the executive branch. “When something as blatantly unconstitutional as this occurs, I am simply forced to address it,” Robinson said. “It’s not something I want […]

Porn and Chicken, enough said

“Because chicken tastes good and porn is video of naked people having sex with each other.” If you need any more explanation than that, you’re probably not familiar with Comedy Central, or its first original movie, Porn ‘n Chicken. Of course the term “original” should be used loosely. It’s actually a true story. Yes, it’s […]

Crime Report

Simple Assault 10/4 – G Street (Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House) Case closed A fight between three individuals resulted in the hospitalization of one individual after being punched in the nose. The fight arose after two individuals confronted the other about spilling a drink. Metropolitan Police were notified, and two individuals are being charged with […]

BAR BELLE: Drunk or not, Platinum sucks

Platinum’s College Night Where: 915 F St. Cover: Free before midnight, expensive after Carded: In line Dress: Sweet or slutty There are two cool things to do at Platinum if you’re a girl. One is to get hammered, the other is to dance on the big stage. Because you cannot drink and dance on the […]

Artist Insight: Roger Avary on the art of music video

“Short film as a form is very rarely seen. Music videos have given the short film a venue to be used by the public in mass entertainment. This being said, I’ve always felt a little weird about the way music videos are constructed. It’s a great place for filmmakers to begin and to experiment. There […]